Former WBC, WBA and IBF world super middleweight champion Carl Froch says a fight against current IBF strap holder James DeGale would not be challenging enough to tempt him out of retirement.
Froch last fought in May 2014, when he defeated George Groves for a second time at a packed Wembley Stadium to retain the WBA and IBF titles.
The 38-year-old initially sought to take one more fight, against big-name opponent in Las Vegas, but could not successfully put together a bout and vacated the titles in favour of a match against IBF mandatory challenger DeGale.
DeGale went on to win the vacant IBF belt against Andre Dirrel in November 2010 and made his first successful defense on Saturday when defeated former champion Lucien Bute by unanimous decision.
Though Froch is considering a comeback, he has not intention of lacing up his gloves for another “easy” match.
“The only fight I’d come back for potentially is Gennady Golovkin, I wouldn’t fight James DeGale because it isn’t a big enough fight – I wouldn’t be motivated,” he told TalkSport.
“Without sounding big headed, I think it’s an easy fight for me. I think I’d beat him easy.
“He’s not tall enough or strong enough, especially towards the end of the fight I’d smash him to bits and I think he knows that as well.
“That’s why he likes to say ‘he’s retired, he needs to stay retired’ and that’s fair enough, I probably do need to stay retired.
“So if I was to come back, it would have to be for a really good one like Gennady Golovkin and having said that he’s talking about dropping down to fight Canelo Alvarez.”
Golovkin defeated David Lemieux at Madison Square Garden in October to retain his WBA, IBO and Interim WBC middleweight titles, extend his undefeated record and win the IBF Middleweight title.
Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto to claim the WBC belt in November and would provide a much more lucrative option for Golovkin.